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Photo © by Thibaud
Parque Nacional Yanachaga-Chemillén, Pasco, Peru, 29 August 2020

Alternative name: Whiskered Myiobius

Myiobius barbatus

Includes: Yellow-rumped Myiobius, (Yellow-rumped Flycatcher) Myiobius mastacalis


Nominate subspecies
Photo © by Andy Adcock
The Guiana trail, near La Escalera, Venezuela, 12 January 2016

12·5–12·7 cm (4¾-5 in)

  • Olive-green crown, nape and back
  • Yellow crown patch (mostly hidden)
  • Paler lores
  • Yellowis-white eye ring
  • Greyish face
  • Yellow rump
  • Black undertail-coverts

Similar Species

Stronger yellow rump than the very similar Black-tailed Flycatcher but the yellow is found in a narrower band across the back. Also shows a tawny color to the breast missing in the Black-tailed.


South America: Colombia, Venezuela, Guyana, Suriname, French Guiana, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, Brazil



Myiobius barbatus has four subspecies[1]:

  • M. b. semiflavus
  • East-central Colombia (Nechí region of Antioquia)
  • M. b. barbatus
  • M. b. amazonicus
  • Eastern Peru (south of Río Marañón) east to Rio Madeira (Brazil)
  • M. b. insignis
  • North-eastern Brazil (south of the Amazon from Rio Tapajós to Pará)
  • M. b. mastacalis: (Yellow-rumped)
  • South East Brazil (southern Goiás, Paraíba and Bahia to Santa Catarina)


They are found in shady understories of humid, terra firme and gallery forests, as well as second growth. Generally near to streams.


They often fan their tails.


Their main diet consists of arthropods.

They are regularly seen in mixed species feeding flocks with antwrens and antshrikes.


They construct a hanging nest 2-10 feet above the ground.


  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, S. M. Billerman, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2019. The eBird/Clements Checklist of Birds of the World: v2019. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Gill, F and D Donsker (Eds). 2010. IOC World Bird Names (version 2.7). Available at http://www.worldbirdnames.org/.
  3. Lepage D. (2020) Avibase. Retrieved 17 September 2020

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